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Jan 25th 2013

TechCrunch Launches App for Android Users

"Galaxy", "Nexus", "Droid" – if you love those words, you're one of two kinds of geek: the kind that's always looking for little green men from Mars, or the kind that obsesses over a little green guy from Mountain View, CA. Because we fall into the latter category (ok, so there is some overlap in that Venn Diagram), we've been hard at work to bring the best of TechCrunch within a mobile app to your phone for millions of Google's Android users.

Now, all that hard work has paid off and we're proud to announce that there is a new version of TechCrunch available for download on your Android device. If you're a Google aficionado with an Android tablet or phone, you can access all the latest tech news with full CrunchBase integration at your fingertips.
Why is this app so awesome? Because we said so...and you get:

  • Custom designed Android interface for your tablet and phone
  • The hottest news in tech with the Trending List
  • TechTweets showing the latest tech news hitting social media
  • An outstanding mobile experience for the original content on TechCrunch
  • Comprehensive integration with CrunchBase
  • Save articles for offline reading
  • Original video content available right on the home screen
  • Switched to the latest version of Google Maps to display maps quicker than the old version with less memory and network bandwidth!

So prove you're smarter than all your other "tech-expert" friends by getting the latest tech news and gossip a solid 20 minutes (an eternity in Internet speak) before they do.

Go ahead and download it here.

Jan 10th 2013

Win a Car Featuring AOL Autos Technology of the Year!

After a year long search, AOL Autos announced the winner of our first Technology of the Year Award at the 2013's International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) earlier this week. Chrysler Group's Uconnect Access edged out more than 35 other entries to snag the title.
The judges, including editors from AOL Autos, Autoblog and Engadget, awarded the top prize to Uconnect Access which gives users one-button emergency assistance, voice-controlled text messaging, vehicle performance monitoring, a voice-activated smartphone app that allows locked doors to beopened when keys are locked inside and more great assistive technology.

We're so excited about the technology; we'd love for you to try it out too. Starting this week, we're giving you a chance to win your own installation of Chrysler Group's Uconnect Access, inside a brand new car, of course! To celebrate the award, we're giving away a 2013 Dodge Dart Limited, worth more than $23,000.

For details on how to enter visit AOL Autos Facebook Page between now and January 25 by 5pm EST. A winner will be publicly announced in February. We wish you the best of luck!

Dec 11th 2012

Engadget Announces Engadget Expand: the Ultimate 'For-the-Fans' Gadget Show

Ever wanted to meet the Engadget crew and hear from some of the coolest people in technology, and play with some of the newest and hottest gadgets all in the same place?

We thought you might. The Engadget team has created an event with you in mind. This March, they will be hosting their first ever Engadget Expand with a goal of allowing you to do all these things and more at the same time, in the same place.

Intrigued? Here's a little more about what you can expect at Engadget Expand 2013:
  • An Inventor Competition – Engadget will host a new product competition for all independent inventors and a select number of finalists will be chosen to show off their inventions to attendees and an expert panel of judges. The winners will receive a cash prize and guaranteed review on Engadget
  • Marquee Speakers – The folks at Engadget will lead panel discussions from product experts at major consumer brands, as well as luminaries in science and technology
  • Show Floor Exhibitions – Event guests will have the rare opportunity to get the inside scoop on all of the best new devices from the people who brought them to life
  • Giveaways – All of the attendees at Engadget Expand will be entered to win brand new products that have been highlighted throughout the event

Don't miss out! The very first Engadget Expand will take place in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco from March 16-17, 2013. Be one of the first to find out when Engadget Expand tickets go on sale, here.

Nov 20th 2012

Check Out The New Engadget!

Have you taken a close look at Engadget today? Notice anything different? That's right, Engadget got a makeover!

Starting today, the site known for obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics will switch over to a responsive Web design, meaning the site looks just as good on tablets and smartphones as it does on the traditional desktop.

Why the change? Editor in chief Tim Stevens explains, "More than half of our traffic comes from tablets and smartphones, and our old site simply wasn't doing those platforms justice."

So whether you're reading Engadget from your desk at work, your phone on the bus ride home or on a tablet from the comfort of your couch, the site recognizes your device and tailors your experience accordingly. It can even rearrange the layout based on portrait or landscape mode to give you the best look possible.
More than just a treat for the eyes, though, the Engadget redesign serves an additional purpose – better performance.

The Engadget team approached the redesign with the goal of making the site cleaner, simpler and leaner, bringing you the same authoritative gadget news and in-depth product reviews without any wait time. Plus, replacing data-heavy graphics with a simpler HTML5 and text coding means Engadget's pages load faster than before and show up much cleaner on high-resolution displays, like Apple's retina line of products.

To see Engadget's redesign for yourself click here.

Nov 14th 2012

TechCrunch for iPhone: The Best Tech Research Tool, Now In Your Pocket

If you're a fan of our TechCrunch app, then you're already aware just how awesome it is to have all the latest tech news with full Crunchbase integration at your fingertips. Problem is, no-one wants to lug around a device in their back pocket, not even that brand new iPad Mini you just bought. We have good news. Today, TechCrunch is proud to announce the roll out of the all-in-one tech research tool to iPhone.

'But wait', we hear you say, 'the TechCrunch app is so killer because I can dig up lots of information on trending tech stories and use Crunchbase to check out the companies and key players behind those stories. I can follow the social buzz from other tech writers, cache stories for offline reading later and spend hours of my day down the tech rabbit hole. Even with the 4 inch screen on my iPhone 5, there's just no way you packed all that in.'

Yes, yes we did.

We even added video to the home screen so you can quickly watch the latest videos from TechCrunch TV. It's available for iOS right now. Download it here.

Oh, and one more thing - we have an Android version in the works. Stay tuned.

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